"Religious Liberty" - Contraceptive Mandate & Religious Symbols on Public Lands

Come hear USD Law Professor Steven Smith talk about Religious Liberty on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in LRC 132.  Professor Smith will be asked questions about current tough and controversial religious liberty issues, including the contraceptive mandate (whether a company can be exempted from providing contraceptive health care to its employees) and religious symbols on public lands. There will be a Q&A session after the talk.

Complimentary and delicious Mediterranean food will be provided by Aladdin Hillcrest, Lebanese and Mediterranean Restaurant, on a first-come, first-served basis.  RSVP is required.

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Steven D. Smith is Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego and serves as codirector of USD's Institute for Law and Religion. He received his J.D. from Yale University. He is one of the most published professors at USD and has written extensively in the areas of religious freedom, legal philosophy, and constitutional law. He has been published by some of the finest academic journals and nation's leading law reviews, including: the Harvard Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Yale Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, NYU Law Review, Virginia Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, Texas Law Review, Israel Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Catholic University Law Review, San Diego Law Review, and many other academic journals. Previously, he has taught as a professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, the University of Colorado School of Law, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the University of Idaho. He is a scholar and expert in the area of Constitutional Law, Religious Freedom, and separation of Church and State and wrote an Amicus Brief in a recent Supreme Court case. He has also published numerous books, including: Pagans and Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber and The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom.